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        11/19/2012, Kislev 5, 5773

      Hamas Won't Commit to Ending Rocket Fire


      Senior PLO official Nabil Shaath said on Sunday that there is full coordination between Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal regarding the negotiations for a ceasefire in Gaza.

      Speaking with the Bethlehem-based Ma’an news agency, Shaath said that he met with Mashaal and his deputy, Moussa Abu Marzouk, who filled him in on the Egyptian-mediated negotiations taking place between the Gaza-based terror groups and an Israeli envoy in Cairo.

      Shaath said that Mashaal told him that while the negotiations had entered a serious stage, he believed that a ceasefire is unlikely in the near future as the terror organizations are refusing to accept Israel’s conditions for a ceasefire.